As a school we have a duty to actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We aim to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.
Children at Bridgeview know they have a voice, and that their voice matters. Every term the children elect their school council, who meet weekly with our Personal Development Mentors to discuss ideas about how to make school a better place to learn. Councillors know that their role is important in the school and that their suggestions can make a big difference.
Distinguishing between right and wrong is an enormous part of the work we undertake at Bridgeview, as the children practise navigating challenges and disappointments while acting within the rules and boundaries set in place. Children are taught the reasons for the rules we have and value their importance by understanding how they are there to protect them and others. The Jigsaw Charter gives the children ownership of the rules in their class, and consequently children take responsibility of their own behaviour. Children know they should contribute positively to the life of the school and that this also applies out in their communities.
While at Bridgeview children will have opportunities to engage positively with the local police by meeting with PCSO’s.
Every day, children at Bridgeview are encouraged to explore their choices in an environment where they feel safe and confident. Working within clear boundaries, each individual will have the opportunity to choose their own challenge in the classroom, engage in extra curricular clubs and activities and express themselves. Children are taught their rights, responsibilities and personal freedoms through Jigsaw and e-safety lessons. They understand how to exercise these rights and freedoms responsibly without impacting on the happiness or wellbeing of others, helping them become caring and thoughtful citizens.
The curriculum is carefully planned to expose children to the widest possible range of cultures, religions, beliefs and backgrounds to reflect the diverse nature of British society. Children will leave Bridgeview equipped with the skills and knowledge which will enable them to understand and interact with people’s differing beliefs. We help them to understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
Our pupils are given opportunities to meet different people within their local community and engage with our local places of worship, including regular visits to St Nicholas Church.
“Reading is a strength of the school. Pupils read widely and fluently and have many opportunities to read.”
“Pupils make rapid and sustained progress from their starting points, often reaching standards above those expected for their age.”
“Pupils make positive progress in both writing and mathematics and across the wider curriculum. “
“Outstanding leadership has led to rapid improvements in all areas of the school since the last inspection.”
“Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They are very well prepared for their next steps in both education and life. “
“Links with other schools in the trust enable leaders to check the accuracy of their judgements and share good practice. “